Indigenous peoples of Australia

  1. Gotye, Kimbra, Temper Trap Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 3:47 PM EST From left: Richard Wilkins and Taylor Swift presenting Gotye with one of his four ARIA Awards Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record ...

  2. Jimmy Little, Iconic Indigenous Australian Singer, Dead at 75

    April 03, 2012 7:25 AM EDT Jimmy Little, one of the first indigenous musicians to enjoy mainstream success in Australia, passed away yesterday, April 2, after a long battle with health problems. He was 75. Little, who suffered with type 2 diabetes and underwent a kidney tra ...

  3. Australian Indigenous Singer Ruby Hunter Dies

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Celebrated indigenous Australian singer, songwriter and storyteller Ruby Hunter passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. A two-time ARIA Award nominee, Hunter and her partner in life and music Archie Roach provided the enduring voi ...

  4. Yunupingu, Hines Take Australia Day Honors

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Marcia Hines are among a handful of musicians and singers recognized in the government's official Australia Day awards. Yunupingu, the ARIA Award-winning, blind indigenous artist from Elcho Island, near Darwin, ...

  5. Aussie Didgeridoo Player Dargin Dies

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alan Dargin, regarded as one of the lead exponents of the didgeridoo, died Feb. 24, from a cerebral haemorrhage following a stroke. He was 40. The indigenous player is best remembered for a series of albums and live performances in which he blende ...

  6. Warumpi Band Founder Rrurrumba Dies

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian "indigenous rock" pioneer George Rrurrumba passed away June 10 in the Northern Territory after a battle with bone cancer. He was 50. Rrurrumba popularised the incorporation of such indigenous instruments as didgeridoo and clap ...

  7. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...

  8. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...